Year 7 Basketball

The year 7 Basketball team took a short trip over to Warwick to play in their last scheduled regular season match. Southam took a strong lead with some quick-fire baskets to end the first quarter 6-0.

In the second quarter Myton managed to work themselves back into the game as some individual and team baskets opened the cracks of Southam’s defence. Southam managed to hit back with moments of brilliance to ensure they kept their well earnt lead going into the second half. In the second half, Southam played some good basketball, moving the ball really well around the opposition’s basket. Some great defensive rebounds by Mason and offensive rebounds by Oliver led to the more opportunities to score as Raff scored a late basket to secure the 16-10 win.

The team once again, represented themselves brilliantly and we await results which may lead us to play in the playoffs in the next round. Fingers crossed!

Explorer Dome Science Shows

Day 1

7GV1, 7GV2, 7SE1, 7SE2 and 7WG1 all enjoyed an immersive multi-sensory journey today. This started 13.8 billion years ago with the moment where the Universe began as a tiny, dense fireball that exploded or ‘The Big Bang’ and took us on adventure through time which culminated in a look at some of the unusual genetically engineered organisms of the modern world. During this show we were able to study life processes, different cells, the structure of DNA as well as the intricacies of cell division, genetic engineering, natural selection ,extinction and even the evolution of life itself.

Students were totally engaged with this experience and asked some excellent questions, very well-done year 7! We would like to say thank you to our talented presenters Matt and Josh from Explorer Dome for delivered such engaging and imaginative sessions and we very much look forward to greeting 7WE1, 7WE2, 7WH1 and 7WH2 tomorrow.

17th January

Period 1 – 7WE1

Period 2 – 7WE2

Period 3 – 7WH1

Period 4 – 7WH2

Cooking and Nutrition

Our year 7 students have been discussing where our food comes from. We have looked at using British produce such as blackberries, rhubarb and a variety of locally grown apples. Our 7A5 students enjoyed making fruit crumbles and taking part in the longest strip of apple peel competition.

Well done to our competition winner Arthur.

Mrs James, Head of Food.

Year 7 Explorer Dome Science Shows

Just a reminder to all of year 7 that we are very excited about these shows that are happening on Monday the 16th and Tuesday the 17th of January (see timetable below). Please remember to register at your normal lesson first and then make your way to the Main Hall. Any questions, please see Mrs Sharpe in Lab 2. 

16th January 

Period 1 – 7GV1

Period 2 – 7GV2

Period 3 – 7SE1

Period 4 – 7SE2

Period 5 – 7WG1

17th January

Period 1 – 7WE1

Period 2 – 7WE2

Period 3 – 7WH1

Period 4 – 7WH2

Year 7 Football

Wednesday evening saw the year 7 football team take part in the Mid and South Warwickshire Small sided tournament at a very cold, wet and windy Kineton! It took some time for the boys to find their groove and drew their first three game 0-0 against Shipston, Stratford and Aylefsord. During all three of these games the team kept the ball well and played some lovely football without creating any clear cut chances. Seb in goal had next to nothing to do mainly due to great defending from Jasper and Dexter. In the 4th game, Southam started very much on the front foot and scored an early goal through Aiden, causing scenes of great celebration! Southam had the opportunities to score more but couldn’t capitalise and held on to a 1-0 win vs Kineton. In their final game, the team again started on the front foot and scored within a minute of kick off through Sam who drilled a shot from the angle into the far corner. Again, despite multiple opportuntiies, the team couldn’t score another goal but held onto a 1-0 win vs Campion despite a last minute scare on our own goal line!

When the results were finalised, Southam finished joint 1st with Alcester Grammar School but ended up finishing 2nd on goal difference.

A fantastic effort to play 5 games without conceding a goal in quite possibly the worst weather conditions!

Well done gents and roll on the rest of the season.

Mr Turton.

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